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First Time in Decades Brazil's Unions and Left Unite, Demanding Lula's Freedom

First Time in Decades Brazil’s Unions and Left Unite, Demanding Lula’s Freedom

May 3, 2018

The imprisonment of former president Lula da Silva has united Brazil’s unions and left parties and social movements for a historic International Workers Day. Mike Fox reports from Curitiba, Brazil, where Lula is being held

Brazil’s Military Takeover in Rio Sparks Authoritarian Fears

March 2, 2018

Deeply unpopular Brazilian President Michel Temer issued a decree to put the military in charge of security in Rio de Janeiro instead of police, dubiously claiming the purpose is to crack down on crime. But many Brazilians worry that it’s the first stage in a return to military rule, explains journalist Brian Mier

Lula’s Prosecution in Brazil a Travesty of Justice

January 28, 2018

Brazil’s political elite is going after Lula and the Workers Party to stop them from running in this year’s presidential election, says CEPR co-director Mark Weisbrot

Brazil

September 13, 2017
The political elite has completely lost control of the situation, but the left is unable to take the reins, says blogger Alex Hochuli, who produces the Aufhebunga podcast

Brazil’s New President Presents Neoliberal Economic Plan

September 15, 2016

President Temer’s economic plan represents a deepening of neoliberal economic policies that Rousseff had already begun and will not improve the economic situation, says Professor Alfredo Saad-Filho